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Texas Bar on lawyers ­seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums

November 1, 2018

Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires Lawyer-only online forums and listservs are commonplace. Often these forums are hosted by bar associations, but that’s not always the case. Facebook, LinkedIn and Reddit private groups are often created by lawyers ...

Blogging: The gift that keeps on giving

November 1, 2018

Traci Gentilozzi It can sometimes be difficult to come up with new topics for a blog. But the truth is, you don’t always need to publish brand-new blog content. If you blog regularly, you already have a treasure chest full of ideas at your fingertips. ...

Secret recording surges ... and it's legal, too

November 1, 2018

Marshall H. Tannick BridgeTower Media Newswires “Be secret and exult ... that is most difficult.” — William Butler Yeats, Responsibilities (1914) The surge in surreptitious recording was highlighted recently with the revelation of the secret ...

Award-winning novelist leaves lasting impression

November 1, 2018

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief By conventional historical wisdom, all pioneers went west. David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, begs to differ. He does so in his fascinating book, “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” ...

No money, no problem in California criminal court

November 1, 2018

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Starting October 1, 2019, the phrase “bail me out” will have less meaning in California criminal courts. California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new law that eliminates cash bail requirements for individuals charged ...

CSI effect - Real problem or media creation?

November 1, 2018

By Judge Dennis M. Sweeney BridgeTower Media Newswires A few years ago, there were a slew of media reports about the so-called “CSI effect” on jurors in criminal cases. The concern was that TV entertainment shows like the highly popular CSI series ...